Chicago Leisure, the group led by Christian Rose, will open its first new-style Chicago Rock Café before Christmas in Yeovil.

The company, which was formed on the acquisition of 10 former Atmosphere Bars & Clubs venues earlier this year, is investing c£500k in converting its Modello site in the Somerset town into a business where guests “can eat (lunch to evening), drink or just dance the night away”.

Rose, chief executive of the Sun European Partners-backed company, told M&C Report in July that plans were in place to launch a “radically different” version of the Chicago’s brand.

He hopes to add new sites in the second year of the new company Chicago Leisure.

Prior to Atmosphere’s collapse, Rose told M&C Report that the company was looking to trial a new version of Chicago’s. He told M&C Report that the plan remains to introduce an updated version with a “food, drinks and dance combination”, but also to “develop and enhance Chicago Rock’s late-night drinking and dancing proposition”.